Current Board of Directors - 2020

Peter Chasse, Founder

Peter Chasse, President & Founder

Peter founded The Water Project in 2006 with a committed group of students in Saint John, NB, Canada where he was serving as a Pastor. Together they set out to complete one water project after hearing of a specific need in Kenya. It quickly became evident that by equipping people with the right tools for telling the story of water, a movement could take hold. Within three years, TWP had raised its first $1 million of support for clean water projects - almost all through individual and small group efforts.

Peter's background in software design, marketing, non-profit development and faith-based ministry enabled TWP to grow rapidly through grass-roots and deeply relational fundraising campaigns around the world. By leveraging and integrating modern cloud-based software solutions he also purpose-built the backbone of The Water Project's unique online project management and reporting tools together with our website. These solutions bring scalable and approachable software tools to the front lines of the water crisis where transparency and accountability are critically needed. Though his passion is helping others find reliable access to safe water, Peter finds his greatest joy hanging out with his wife and three young children.

Independent Voting Members

Adam Chase, Member

Adam Chace, Member

Adam holds a BS in Computer Science and has spent the past twenty years building and leading teams in the delivery of digital products. He has held engineering leadership roles at Staples, Panera, and several startups. Today Adam oversees engineering at Curriculum Associates, an edTech firm that builds products for use by K-12 schoolchildren. Adam is excited to have the opportunity to help the Water Project expand its impact in Africa.

Adam loves playing games (both digital and analog) with his wife and four kids in their log home outside Boston.

Todd Bourgeois, Member

Todd Bourgeois, Member

A seasoned veteran of the Coca-Cola Bottling System, Todd held numerous leadership positions throughout his career in the areas of Sales Operations, Key Customer Management, Revenue Growth Management and Commercial Marketing. His strong operational experience in P&L Management ultimately served Todd well in his last role of VP of Business Integration for Coca Cola Southwest Beverages LLT where he led M&A and Synergy projects. Todd retired from the Coca–Cola system in 2018 after 36 years of service. Todd also brings with him Board experiences from small publically traded companies.

Todd is an avid outdoorsman and an active volunteer serving those most in need. He and his wife Kim have lived in Allen, Texas for the past 8 years. Todd has three children and two grandchildren.

Amy Karjala, Treasurer

Amy has been working in nonprofit fundraising since 1997, in a variety of direct fundraising and leadership roles. Today, she works with a team at RevJen Group, fueling the greater good by helping nonprofits rethink their approach to revenue generation. Amy lives in Oregon and devotes much of her time to her adorably spunky daughter, her family and “bonus” family, riding her mountain bike or paddleboard, and pursuing her love of good tea.

David Myers, Chairperson

Dave's professional background includes a graduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has decades of experience building teams and growing private and public companies and organizations in high tech, biotechnology, and educational technology. Dave also brings board experience with a variety of non-profits, as well as with public companies.

Dave loves bicycling and spending time with his family. He and his wife Nancy live near Boston, MA and have three married children and eleven grandchildren.

David Sacra, Secretary

Dave has an Engineering and MBA educational background and spent over 30 years in high tech manufacturing, including roles in Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, New Product Program Management, before moving into a career in Quality. Dave was the Director of Quality for a major electronics manufacturer for many years and has recently moved to be the VP of Quality for a division of Ingersoll Rand. Dave is excited about applying his skills in global Quality leadership to The Water Project and the important work that TWP does. Dave and his wife Jean have recently moved to Mooresville, NC and have 4 daughters, and five grandchildren.